Re: Fwd: Bilingual education conf. in Windhoek, Namibia
- FYI, the working document of the Conference on Bilingual Education
and the Use of Local Languages (August 3-5, 2005, Windhoek, Namibia),
entitled "Optimizing Learning and Education in Africa - the Language
Factor: A Stock-taking Research on Mother Tongue and Bilingual
Education in Sub-Saharan Africa," can be read at
20Nam05/Eng/CompleteMTBLEReport_engl.pdf [you may have to piece this
URL back together in your browser window]. It is quite long,
consisting of a number of papers exploring the subject. DZO
--- In Multilingual_Literacy@yahoogroups.com, "Donald Z. Osborn"
> Bilingual Education in the Spotlight
> The Namibian (Windhoek)
> August 3, 2005
> Posted to the web August 3, 2005
> By Carmen Honey
> EDUCATION specialists from 17 African countries and a
> variety of backgrounds will join educationalists from
> France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom
> and the United States for a conference on bilingual
> education and the use of African languages in
> education this week.
> The three-day conference takes place at the Windhoek
> Country Club Resort from today.
> "Research has shown for the past 50 years that the use
> of African languages in education is a vital issue for
> the development of relevant and effective African
> education systems," one of the organisers, the
> Association for the Development of Education in Africa
> (ADEA) said in a press statement ADEA, the German
> co-operation agency GTZ, and the Unesco Institute for
> Education (UIE) are organising the event with the
> Ministry of Education and the French agency, AIF.